Adult World Championships World Games and World Tenpin Team Cup

1967 was the year Britain won their first World Championships medals as Great Britain’s David Pond at just seventeen years old won Doubles Gold with Jez Morley then won the Masters. He also collected a Bronze in the team event and was inducted into the UK Tenpin Hall of Fame in 2016.

Fast forward to 2017 and we find Great Britain and England have won a total of

20  Medals, 8 Gold, 3 Silver , 9 bronze – 7th In World

World Championship Medals – Men (1954 – current)

1967 Malmo, Sweden

Gold Masters Dave Pond

Gold Doubles Dave Pond and Jez Morley

Bronze  Team(5) Dave Pond, Chris Buck, Terry King, Terry Sullivan, David Waugh and Steve Russell

1975 Tolworth, England

Gold Doubles Brian Michaels and Bernie Caterer

Bronze  Team(8)  Chris Buck, Geoff Buck, Gerry Bugden, Eric Butcher, Bernie Caterer, Cass Edwards, Brian Michael and John Reeves

1979 Manila, Philippines          

Gold Masters Gerry Bugden

Silver Team(5) John Reeves, Gerry Bugden, Thomas Marshall, Jez Darvill, Geoff Buck and Doug McNulty

1983 Caracas, Venezuela

Gold Doubles Chris Buck and Alan Fawcett

2006 Pusan, Korea

Silver Doubles Daniel Stride and Mike Quarry

2008 Bangkok, Thailand

Bronze  Masters Dom Barrett

2010 Munich, Germany

Bronze  Singles Dom Barrett

11 Medals, 5 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze – 5th in World

World Championship Medals – Women (1963 – current)

1983 Caracas, Venezuela

Bronze  Doubles Judy Robins(Howlett) and Jane Virot

1999 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Bronze  Masters Kirsten Penny

2003 Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia

Gold Singles Zara Glover

Gold All Events Zara Glover

Gold Doubles Zara Glover and Kirsten Penny

Silver Trios Zara Glover, Kirsten Penny and Lisa John

2007 Monterrey, Mexico                

Bronze  Team(5) Fiona Banks, Kirsten Penny, Zara Glover, Jemma Smith, Lisa John and Katie Jowsey

2013 Las Vegas, USA

Bronze Trios Autumn Chamberlain, Hayley Rumkee and Lisa John

2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Bronze  Trios Danni Hopcroft, Jo Allsebrook and Lisa John

9 Medals, 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze – 14th in World

Total Men and Women:

20  Medals, 8 Gold, 3 Silver , 9 bronze – 7th In World

List compiled by David Grainger – UK Tenpin Hall of Fame Chairman

World Tenpin Team Cup

2003 Odense, Denmark Silver Team – Donna Adams, Lisa Gardner, Zara Glover, Jo Harris (Cundy), Nikki Harvey, Ann Smith

2004 Hoofdorp, Netherlands Gold Team  – Jo Harris, Pauline Buck, Fiona Banks, Lisa Gardner, Zara Glover, Nikki Woods

World Games


Finland  Gold Singles Pauline Smith (Buck)


Japan Gold Mxd Doubles  Kirsten Penny and Stev eThornton


Germany Silver Singles Zara Glover


Chinese Taipei Silver Singles Zara Glover